Tyler Rudolph - Bridge Year India
My name is Tyler Rudolph and I live in Fort Collins, CO with my parents, younger sister, and two dogs. I recently graduated from the International Baccalaureate program at Poudre High School. During the school year I could usually be found playing soccer, studying for a science competition, or participating in a variety of leadership and service organizations. Outside of school, I enjoy soaking up Colorado's rugged landscape by hiking and camping or delving into Fort Collins' vibrant downtown food, music, and art scene. I am sure that my experience in India will underline my upcoming Princeton education, where I plan to study engineering while taking advantage of resources like the Woodrow Wilson School. As an avid traveler I have been on five of the seven continents and can't wait to immerse myself in the culture of the exotic subcontinent of India. I am especially excited to be near the Himalayas and to dig into the cuisine.
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Posted Mar 23, 2012
It is tough to imagine how different this experience would be without the help that dozens of people in both India and America have provided. We are so well taken care of that there is someone to talk to about everything from medical issues to cultural confusions. Yet, there are those who stand out in their role as mentor, teacher, or as the Indians would say: guru-ji.
Posted Dec 16, 2011
Over the course of my Bridge Year Program I have the honor of working at the organization World Literacy of Canada (WLC). WLC has the goal of empowering women, families, and children to lead healthy happy lives through the promotion of reading abilities, skill training, and health care. I am currently working on two facets of this mission. The first is the gumti library project. Gumtis are little wooden shacks that are usually used to sell tobacco, chai, or snacks.
Posted Nov 22, 2011
After one month in Banares, I am enthralled, confused, intrigued, and most of all incredibly excited about living in this city for the next six months. I have begun working at World Literacy Canada, a multifaceted NGO which seeks to empower children, women, and families through education. I am working on two facets of this mission. The first is the Gumti Library system, little stands on the side of the road that act as small libraries in remote areas of Banares.